Marshall Matz: Michael Jandreau leaves strong legacy for tribe (April 28, 2015)

Michael B. Jandreau, the visionary leader of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota for almost 40 years, passed away last month at the age of 71.

Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (April 28, 2015)

The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

South Dakota defendants seek reconsideration in ICWA dispute (April 28, 2015)

A federal judge ruled that the state defendants violated the Indian Child Welfare Act by removing Indian children from their homes at alarming rates.

Member from Narragansett Tribe won't face federal prosecution (April 28, 2015)

The U.S. Attorney's Office decided not to pursue the case, which could have led to a negative ruling about the status of the tribe's reservation.

Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (April 28, 2015)

The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.

Ginger Lerner-Wren: Boost IHS funding to combat youth suicide (April 28, 2015)

By all accounts, the failures to prioritize and adequately fund the Indian Health Service is also rooted in centuries of prejudice and stigma.

Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes (April 28, 2015)

The governor’s actions these past few days seem abrupt, like those of an angry child so quick to take away something that was given.

Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past (April 28, 2015)

Today, not only are we dealing with the historical trauma of African Americans and Native peoples, but we also have a deeply traumatized white America.

Larry Romanelli wins re-election as leader of Little River Band (April 28, 2015)

The incumbent ogema defeated his challenger with 56 percent of the vote.

Interview with Maya Goodblanket about cultural appropriation (April 28, 2015)

'There’s nothing wrong with appreciating someone else’s culture as long as it’s done in a respectful way.'

Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (April 28, 2015)

The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.

Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application (April 28, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.

Workshop on tribal marijuana to be held in Wisconsin on June 4 (April 28, 2015)

Robert Odawi Porter, an attorney and former president of the Seneca Nation, is organizing the new meeting.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe maintains strong stance on marijuana (April 28, 2015)

The tribe declared a war on substance abuse last year and isn't interested in legalizing marijuana for any purposes.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares for Cobell buy-back offers (April 28, 2015)

Offers are expected to go out to 8,000 landowners on one of the most highly fractionated reservations in the country.

Native Sun News: Tim Giago to discuss book on boarding school (April 28, 2015)

The former editor and publisher of Native Sun News will be a guest on Karl Gerke’s afternoon talk show on South Dakota Public Radio.

Steven Newcomb: Church celebrates agent of Native genocide (April 28, 2015)

How has the Vatican responded to protests and sharp criticism from Indian people in California regarding Pope Francis’s announcement to declare Serra a saint?